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A Summer’s Tale (Conte d’été) by Eric Rohmer (1996, 114 min.). Gaspard arrives at the seaside for vacation hoping his sort-of girlfriend, Léna joins him there—but as the days pass, he welcomes the interest of Margot. Things get complicated when the spoken-for Margot encourages Gaspard to have a summer romance with her friend, Solène. Rohmer’s light touch allows his characters to discourse on love and friendship, even as their body language complicates and even contradicts their words.